Transform for the digital age.
Businesses like yours with existing apps spend much time and resources to design and build them, and can’t afford to let those apps become out-dated. To get the same continual benefit from applications, it is necessary to adapt and upgrade from older systems. Our Application Modernization service addresses the migration of legacy to new applications or platforms, including the integration of new functionality to provide the latest functions to the business.
With Convene, you won’t lose time upgrading your applications. We have over 15 years in the software development industry, and we’ll help you implement sensible ramp-ups so your operations run smoothly even during major digital transformations.
Benefits of Modernizing your applications
Legacy applications tend to be siloed. Older technologies make it harder to integrate and share information in a quick and clear manner, whereas modernized software and platforms can help you adapt to a digital world. By modernizing an application, you ensure the continuous delivery of the best end user experiences, regardless of how technology changes over time. This practice mitigates the risk of loss of support from legacy technologies.
Conduct a detailed assessment of your application(s), functions, integrations, data flows, etc. This is the basis of formulating a business case and a roadmap for the modernization effort. Modernization options include re-platforming, re-hosting, recoding, rearchitecting, re-engineering, interoperability, replacement and retirement.
Business Logic Extraction
Conduct a technical analysis of the application code, extract business rules and document it in a formal medium. This will be used for re-engineering and process improvements if necessary.
Modern Platform Selection
Select a software and infrastructure platform that’s efficient, cost-effective and delivers on your business goals for the foreseeable future. There are many options when choosing a platform, and we’ll help you pick the best one for your organization – for example the cloud is highly effective for some companies, but is not the answer to all modernization goals. We will align your business and financial goals with the platform selection.
Application Remediation and Migration
Plan, enhance and migrate your application with minimal impact to your business and users. We do this by taking a modular and collaborative approach. Then, we create a heat map or a coupling map that identifies the application modules with the highest business impact and technical complexity. Finally, we use this map to zero-in a phased approach to migration.
Cloud Native or Cloud enabled
Moving your applications to the cloud (cloud enabling) is a proven method of modernizing your IT infrastructure and making it available all the time. Re-engineering parts or all of your application so that it’s built-for-the-cloud (Cloud Native) while migrating gives you he added advantage of an application that is extremely reliable, scalable and uses platform services that avoids vendor lock-in.
Containerization enables an application to be packaged in consistent, lightweight ways so that they can run consistently across desktop, cloud, or on-premises environments. It also makes the application extremely portable. This gives tremendous flexibility for applications being modernized and cloud enabled.
By removing data from your siloed applications, you make it available to your users where they need them. You get the right data when and where you need it. Today’s users are used to having information presented to them even before they ask for it. Think Netflix’s movie suggestions, Amazon’s accurate product placement on your home page, Facebook and LinkedIn’s friend and news suggestions. Creating a centralized data repository that can be mined for information and patterns opens up vast opportunities to your business.
Architect and design for the future
Using a distributed service oriented architecture goes a long way in future proofing your application. You can adapt quickly to changes by taking this approach, replacing or re-platforming only those modules that require a change. We are experts in Service Oriented Architecture, Microservices and API development and management. These together gives you extreme flexibility, reliability and scalability.
Automate your workflows
Automation is the key to achieving a scalable and reliable solution. But, automation doesn’t always have to be expensive or extensive re-engineering effort. While this is desirable for the best outcome, it may he appropriate approach. Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Service Bus, Data Lakes and Warehouses are other ways to automate and modernize your application without a complete re-engineering effort.
Modernize your User Experience
A great user experience across different devices goes a long way in gaining user acceptance and customer satisfaction. To achieve this, it has to be intuitively designed and easy to use. Using cross-platform UI technologies, you can deliver a consistent experience using a single code base. This reduces development cost and the total cost of ownership.
Expose functionalities via APIs
It may not always be possible to migrate an application to modern platforms and technologies. Think of a banking application or an airline ticketing system running on a mainframe system with complex business rules that have been in place for several decades. In such cases, it may be prudent to leave the application as it is and expose its functionalities through secure APIs.
Partner with us, and we’ll help you bring your existing apps into the modern age!
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